Frequently Asked Questions

The International Programme follows the UK’s Cambridge International Education Curriculum, an internationally recognized standard in both primary and secondary education. In the International Programme, children are instructed in English by native English speaking, highly experienced and qualified international teachers.

The Bilingual Programme follows a modified version of the Vietnamese National Curriculum (MOET) with the benefit of receiving half of the learning in English by native English speaking, highly experienced and qualified international teachers. In addition, bilingual students are combined and interacting with international students for all single subjects.

There is no formal entrance exam to register at HAIS for students entering the primary and lower secondary level. However, they will be required to take an English placement test to determine their language level and if they might need additional language support. 

Students entering the upper secondary level will be required to take a formal entrance exam covering the minimum subjects of English, Mathematics, and Science. 

Yes. HAIS provides bus service to and from the Hoi An and Da Nang areas. Each destination will have a common pick up and drop off point. These are HAIS’ private buses, that are only reserved for school use. 

Yes. The HAIS canteen is happy to prepare fresh and healthy gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, or other dietary choices or restrictions.

Payments can be made via online, bank transfer, or cash payment directly at our school. Further information can be found on our fees page, or email for further consultation.


Early Years

In our Bilingual classes, there are maximum 12 students in Playgroup class for children age from 2 to 3. For children from 3 to 4, and 4 to 5 years old, we will keep the maximum number is 14 students in each class. There are also one teacher and one nanny in the class which will allow us to support the best in teaching and taking care of our students.

With Early Years students, aesthetic development and physical development are emphasized at HAIS. Our students can participate in music, art activities as well as sports activities integrated by teachers into purposeful lessons in the classroom. In addition, with school’s events, we also encourage our children to register for performances as well as sports programs so that they have the opportunity to experience and interact with older students in the school, and from there the children can be more confident in communication.

At HAIS, we always encourage our children to participate in outdoor activities, every morning when they come to school, they will be able to enjoy many activities held in the front yard of the Early Year area and we also have a backyard playground for our little students to participate in activities that develop fine and gross motor skills and children can play sand games, water games and play with available toys set up in the ground. In addition, during our lessons, the teachers can choose areas outside the classroom so that our students can participate in activities and games held on the grass field, in the gymnasium or on the football field.


We holds many activities throughout the school year, this is an outstanding point of our school. These activities bring a lot of benefits to our students such as multicultural knowledge and experience, connecting ability, positive energy throughout the year. These activities also help to build comprehensive personality in our students. This is an example: when a student receives a role in a play, he has to know what he is good at such as inspirational voice or humor sense, he also needs to practice his high responsibility, good working attitude, confidence in communicating. All of those good personalities will be improved regularly with our activities at HAIS.

In my opinion, there are 4 strong points I can mention. First of all, it is the strong combination of 3 factors: Vietnamese teachers, native English-speaking teachers and international integration education programme. Specifically, all of our teachers obtained pedagogical degree and skills to work with students academically and psychologically. Every week, our students will go through first 2 days studying with native English-speaking teachers and another 3 days with Vietnamese teachers, that I believe it helps to develop the bilingual mindset in our students the most.

In addition, our International integration education program is a combination of the curriculum of the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training and the Cambridge ESL standard for primary school (ESL stands for English as Second language). – English training is for countries that use English as a second language. This shows that the international language environment is provided to the maximum level during the learning process for our students. With that, I am very confident to talk about the second strength is that students have benefits from English. Our students have very good English ability, develop in a natural and sustainable way through learning activities, cross-cultural events not only within the sector but also throughout the school.

The third strength that our teachers are very proud of is that we have maintained and promoted our cultural identity as well as the Vietnamese language through many activities and meetings of the whole sector, project activities, field trips, group songs, and many subjects such as History and Geography which are specific subjects in Vietnamese culture, helping our students to have pride of their nation, Vietnamese – their mother tongue, the love for nature, and the people of Vietnam. We are very happy to hear many young people speak Vietnamese in an international environment.

The fourth strength, not only the strength of the Bilingual Programme but also the common strength of the whole HAIS, is the great awareness of HAIS students about respecting differences and having fairness in behaviour. First of all, teachers are role models for their own students, they always respect students regardless of region, language or culture. This helps gradually form a mindset that respects differences in students. I find that behaviors such as bullying, body shaming are minimized in HAIS because they have a mindset of respecting differences.

Regarding parent–teacher meeting, we will organize it officially twice a year after our students’ exams. The format will be 1-1, meaning one parents will meet with one teacher.

Official report is issued twice a year as well along with the parent-teacher meeting.

The frequent report and assessment on the student’s learning and performance is taken at anytime of the year, and also at the end of every week so parent will be updated and support necessary actions when needed.

In our Bilingual Programme, there are up to 7 subjects which our students will study in English, including 3 core subjects – Math, English and Science. Students will study 5 other subjects in Vietnamese. Among that, 3 subjects which are Math, Vietnamese and Lifestyle Education will be taught in all levels of the Bilingual Primary.

Besides, starting from Grade 2, students will study the forth subject – Digital Literacy. Our Grade 4 and 5 class will get to study Geography and History.

To answer the question: “Are there any subjects that the Bilingual class will study in the same class with the International one?” I would like to say that our Bilingual students will study 4 specialist subjects with students of International programme. These are Music, Art, Physical Education, and Drama.

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